The Rt. Rev. Dorsey McConnell, Bishop of Pittsburgh, discusses the inadequacy of Easter symbols — butterflies, bunnies, chicks, chocolate eggs — in describing the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
“There’s nothing in nature that can actually come close to suggesting what happened when Jesus rose from the dead,” the bishop says. “He was no ghost, he wasn’t a spirit, he wasn’t merely a resuscitated corpse. When showed himself to his friends he was so changed, so completely perfect in his bodily form, that they couldn’t even recognize him except for the wounds of the cross, which were still on his hands and his feet and his side. And that’s not natural. That’s way beyond nature.”